Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Today I’m in the studio with Lynne Reichhart of Artbylmr. Lynne was the winner for the last double giveaway I sponsored along with Artsnark.

So Lynne and I decided to do another double giveaway! Lynne is featuring me on her blog today as well at http://www.artbylmr.blogspot.com. And we are both offering giveaways. I’m offering a set of four blank inspirational note cards from my “Words” series.

But first, pour a cup of coffee or tea, sit back and enjoy my visit with Lynne, a very talented and busy artist.

FK: You are definitely a busy artist. Tell us where we can find you and your work.

Thanks for asking – My etsy shop is http://artbylmr.etsy.com/. My very own website is http://www.artbylmr.com/ and my blog is http://www.artbylmr.blogspot.com/. Stop by and sign up for my newsletter! You can also find my work on t-shirts, mugs, mousepads and so much more at http://www.cafepress.com/artgiftsbylmr. I just discovered http://www.Zazzle.com/artbylmr and now have my art on Keds sneakers and skateboards – ain’t technology grand!

FK: That’s incredible! Are you formally trained or self-taught?
I can now say that I am an award winning artist, because I just won 2nd place in an exhibition in the acrylic category. I am primarily self-taught, but I take adult classes at a wonderful art institution in my community. It is affiliated with Pratt Art Institute in NYC. I love the camaraderie and support the classroom setting provides and it also gets my butt off the computer and at the easel.

FK: Talk to me about your etsy shop. You use quite a few different media – acrylic, watercolor, jewelry, etc.

I have had a shop on Etsy for almost 2 years. I love it! It is so great to have the opportunity to show and sell my work to such a wide customer base. I offer acrylic pieces, watercolor paintings, colored pencil drawings, giclee reproductions and some fun gift items featuring my art. I am particularly fond of hand painting my tiny scrabble tile pendants. They sell pretty well too.

FK: What inspires you? Where do you look – or go – for inspiration?

I am drawn to subjects that have a nice play of light and shadow, be it a building, flower or rusty old boat! I love to paint all kinds of subjects. I would definitely get bored doing all flowers or all still lifes. Fall scenes are also a favorite subject of mine.

FK: As an artist what is most gratifying to you and what’s not so gratifying?

Being an artist is frustrating, joyous, tedious, invigorating and wonderful all rolled into one. I love to paint, but just can’t always find the time to do it. Artists must also be salesmen and women. I do enjoy the on-line forums and marketing, but too often it keeps me from doing my craft. I need to set aside computer time and stick to it!

FK: As if you’re not busy enough, do you exhibit your work anywhere else?

I just tried my first 2 craft fairs this in August. I loved meeting the people. I got a few sales and lots of compliments so my ego got a boost. I also exhibit whenever I can at local venues. I recently had a solo show at a local library and another coming up in November. I have also exhibited in several juried group shows. I love getting my work out there for people to see.

FK: With all of your artistic activities, you need a break once in awhile. What do you do for relaxation?

When I am not being an artist, I really enjoy hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and aerobics. I love to eat and I am a dessert freak so I need to burn it off. I also love to read – mostly mysteries at this point. Since fall is here I can also partake in my favorite outdoor work – raking leaves!

FK: Finally, tell us five things that most people don’t know about you.

Mmmm ... five things that most people don’t know. That is tough with all the Facebook lists that I have filled out.
1. I have a tattoo of a shamrock on my lower back.
2. I love vintage muscle cars.
3. I would love to paint 60’s and 70’s era toys, but am not sure about the copyright issues.
4. I bought a Twiggy carrying case for $1 and sold it on Ebay for $275.
5. I still eat hot spaghetti with mayo on occasion.

And now for the giveaway:

Spanish Courtyard Tile Coaster

This tile features a pretty image of a courtyard in Spain. It measures 4.25 X 4.25 inches and is created from the original acrylic painting. You will love the bright colors.

The tile is dishwasher safe and has felt feet to protect your wood surfaces. May scratch from abrasive contact.

All you have to do is make a comment to this post. That’s all! A name will be drawn from all the comments by random number generator AFTER NOON NEXT TUESDAY (9/29). Yep, this giveaway is just for one week and is open to anyone, domestic and worldwide. So don't wait.

After you have commented, be sure to wander on over and visit Lynne’s shops. I know you’ll love everything you see there. And you can see my feature and giveaway at Lynne’s blog: http://artbylmr.blogspot.com/2009/09/double-give-away.html

Thank you for a nice visit, Lynne, and for that lovely giveaway!


  1. What a beautiful tile! The colors are amazing.
    At first I didn't even realize the first painting was actually a painting! I love the trompe l'oeil style.
    I can't resist entering for that gorgeous tile.
    Thanks Felicia, for hosting!

  2. I love Lynn's paintings. The colors are so yummy! Thanks for featuring her work.

  3. Hi Lily and Janet - I agree - Lynne is a very talented painter. Thanks for commenting!

  4. I am such a Lynne fan :) Please enter my name!

  5. Please count me in - those works are pretty

  6. Mayo on spaghetti? Haven't heard that before! Lovely tiles, too! hrfarley at gmail dot com

  7. Lovely tiles! :)

  8. Beautiful tiles!!


  9. Fabulous interview Felicia! It was great to learn more about such a talented artist.

    But spaghetti & mayo....ewww - LOL

  10. Great interview! Beautiful tiles!

  11. Thanks for the chance to win such beautiful artwork! If I won I would place the tile in my breakfast nook, so I can enjoy it over coffee every morning! :)

  12. so pretty-I love the bright colors

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

  13. Wonderful works. I love the vivid colours.

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  14. I love the bright,vivid colors and images in this tile painting-gorgeous!

    Elaine R

  15. I would proud to own this! so pretty and the colors are amazing!! Thanks! jacquecurl1@ gmail.com

  16. The tile is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

  17. Hi Felicia -
    Lovely colors!
    Just stopping by to say HI..

  18. Hi Jen - Hi back! Think about you often - hope you're doing okay.

  19. Her painting are all really beautiful and i would love to win the lovely tile

  20. The coaster is pretty . I love her "Iris" painting :)


  21. Great paintings! I especially love the Beach Sunset Silhouette

  22. The tile has great colors.
    jswandrn @gmail.com


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